WWE issued the following press release commenting on the death of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer earlier today. He was 80 years old. The promotion remembers his appearance at WrestleMania 7 as a special guest commentator, and send their condolences to his friends and family.
WWE is saddened to learn that Alex Trebek has passed away at the age of 80.
The game show legend became an icon as he hosted “Jeopardy!” for 36 years, and he traversed the WWE Universe in the process, playing a prominent role at WrestleMania VII. Trebek served as a backstage interviewer and was the guest ring announcer for the WWE Championship clash between Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter.
A seven-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Game Show Host, Trebek hosted several other shows, including “The Wizard of Odds,” “Double Dare,” and more.
WWE extends is condolences to Trebek’s family, friends, and fans.